Thursday, October 05, 2006

Help for NOFD

For some reason the City of NOLA does not want to pay their firefighters any more than what pimple-faced kids make at Burger King.

Well, SOMEONE cares....

from the Times Picayune

With nearly half its firehouses still in a state of disrepair, the New Orleans Fire Department on Wednesday received a $100,000 grant from the Leary Firefighters Foundation to repair three of its facilities.

The foundation also supplied the department with 15 flat-bottom rescue boats valued at about $100,000.

Created in 1999 by actor-comedian Denis Leary after a firefighter cousin was killed in a Massachusetts warehouse blaze, the foundation has dedicated itself to providing for firefighters across the country. Leary said Wednesday that the storm-battered NOFD and its firefighters, like many other departments, are "underfunded," "underappreciated" and "always the last guys that get help."

Thanks, Mr. Leary!

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